Every resource that supports GET should also support HEAD

Bug #219441 reported by Leonard Richardson on 2008-04-19
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Bug Description

Even if we just make a GET request and then throw away the body. However, in some cases we should be able to do better; the major stumbling block is calculating the Last-Modified and/or ETag headers.

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Diogo Matsubara (matsubara) wrote :

Hi Leonard, can you add the rationale for this bug report?

Changed in launchpad:
status: New → Incomplete
Leonard Richardson (leonardr) wrote :

The rationale is that a client should be able to get the metadata about a resource without also getting the full state of the resource.

Changed in launchpad-foundations:
importance: Undecided → Low
status: Incomplete → Triaged
affects: launchpad-foundations → lazr.restful
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